26 Aug The G-Force Source: Stay Challenged, Not Inert
“To remain indifferent to the challenges we face is indefensible. If the goal is noble, whether or not it is realized within our lifetime is largely irrelevant. What we must do therefore is to strive and persevere and never give up.”
— Dalai Lama XIV
Trials, tribulations and challenges are the forks in the road that keep us accountable. T.S Eliot says, “If you aren’t in over your head, how do you know how tall you are?” It’s a very hard-hitting truth (we like those. Read our previous blog here), especially for those that like to be comfortable and not seeking more in life.
Comfortability can either be a great reward but in most cases a great curse. We should always be left wanting something new, something yet unclaimed. Smash one goal and start reaching for the next. Being inert is a pathway to many undesirables including depression. Some might think that’s a bold claim but it’s simple logic: if you’re sitting around with nothing to work towards, your motivation plummets as will your confident posture because all of a sudden, life just is. That should never be the case.
CrossFit is one of the most challenging fitness regimes in the world and with it comes the glory of continually reaching for new goals, smashing them with roars and cheers from fellow CrossFitters, soon to be followed by the creation of new goals to work towards. There are plenty of movements that progresses a beginner in the sport to intermediate and eventually onto advanced. Perfection is impossible and therefore we are always working to better ourselves in the sport.
There’s more to CrossFit than movement. The sport is a lifestyle and with it comes choices about rest and diet. Yes, there’s that dirty word, commonly misconstrued for the need to starve oneself to look more appealing in the mirror. No, we’re referring to the choices we make in food groups to compliment our training in CrossFit.
Recently, G-Force held a challenge which put our athletes through a wide variety of tests both in and out of the gym. Out of forty two participants in-house only at G-Force, four people came out as our victors of the challenge, two of which won the tracking challenge and two (one male and one female) who were the ultimate victors. The two main winners won themselves $500 each after achieving tremendous results in fat loss alongside muscle retention.
The eight week challenge was designed to test and adjust our participants’ lifestyle and fitness choices. Many people made significant changes for the better and the physical results spoke for themselves. Participants were challenged to track the following lifestyle areas:
- Training sessions
- Cold showers
- Reading books
- Listening to podcasts
- Processed sugar consumption
- Alcohol consumption
- Water consumption
Asha was our female winner for the tracking challenge due to the drastic changes she made at home. She submitted that she spent less time on the phone which allowed more time for her family, more time for sleep and her mental clarity increased. Steve was our male winner who drank a lot less alcohol which in itself was a huge achievement because which Scotsman doesn’t enjoy a cold beverage? Steve slept more, trained more and lost weight in the process. Our two overall winners, Jason and Bel, achieved great results in fat loss, weight loss but also muscle retention. Their before and after images below speak for themselves.
Never leave yourself idle. Continue searching, continue wanting and find out just how tall you can be.